What meals are served on BA35 and BA36

Old Feb 12, 18, 11:06 am
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What meals are served on BA35 and BA36

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Please could you tell me which meals are served on BA35 and BA36? I am flying to and from Chennai and the flight is at at least 10 hours both ways? We leave LHR at 1pm and leave Chennai at 5.30am? Many thanks
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Old Feb 12, 18, 11:39 am
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Please could you tell me which meals are served on BA35 and BA36? I am flying to and from Chennai and the flight is at at least 10 hours both ways? We leave LHR at 1pm and leave Chennai at 5.30am? Many thanks
What travel class? Should get a main meal and a snack meal in economy. You'll find a lot of special meals being handed out, as there's a high proportion of vegetarians from India on the flights, and it takes a fair time to get the normal service out.

[EDIT] I see from the other posts you've asked this in that you'll be in club world. Should be normal CW fare, i.e. one larger meal and a smaller one, and I'd be amazed if there wasn't a chicken curry in the mix somewhere, plus a beef option, plus veggie for the main.

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Hello I am travelling on J. Thank you
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What travel class? Should get a main meal and a snack meal in economy. You'll find a lot of special meals being handed out, as there's a high proportion of vegetarians from India on the flights, and it takes a fair time to get the normal service out.

[EDIT] I see from the other posts you've asked this in that you'll be in club world. Should be normal CW fare, i.e. one larger meal and a smaller one, and I'd be amazed if there wasn't a chicken curry in the mix somewhere, plus a beef option, plus veggie for the main.
A Beef Option to India? Holy cow!
Once at a company Restaurant the chef decided to have a “Halal Burger” on the menu. Burger was topped with Bacon !!! Once chef was informed he removed the word Halal.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 12:34 pm
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What travel class? Should get a main meal and a snack meal in economy. You'll find a lot of special meals being handed out, as there's a high proportion of vegetarians from India on the flights, and it takes a fair time to get the normal service out.

[EDIT] I see from the other posts you've asked this in that you'll be in club world. Should be normal CW fare, i.e. one larger meal and a smaller one, and I'd be amazed if there wasn't a chicken curry in the mix somewhere, plus a beef option, plus veggie for the main.
Thanks just being nosey to see how CW works as have previously travelled Qatar in J
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For the London to Chennai sector you will see the full menu about a month before departure via MMB, and you can pre-order if you wish (I don't bother). If it's more than a month away then you can't read too much into the current menu, it changes every month. For the return that will be a bit of a mystery, that won't be visible on MMB.
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Beef menu on the outbound certainly in WT+, and I as I recall full English on the way back because of the ungodly hour,. By the way, there is Indian wine in the lounge, which is a good way of waking yourself up.

I haven't done it in Y for 2 or 3 years, but I think it was chicken pasta and some sort of cheese omelette when I did, and maybe a wrap an hour before arrival. Not very substantial for a long flight, and it was about that time I started stealing kettle crisps.

I love flying into Chennai - there's something about the colour and hubbub and heat when you land, and the smell of spices in the air, and I almost feel cheated if I haven't been stuck in a traffic jam on the way to the hotel.
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Your memory is playing tricks with you, there is no beef served on Indian flights.
Currently we are serving, Lamb rump, vegetable curry, chicken curry and salmon salad in CW, lamb rump and vegetable curry in WT plus.
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Your memory is playing tricks with you, there is no beef served on Indian flights.
Currently we are serving, Lamb rump, vegetable curry, chicken curry and salmon salad in CW, lamb rump and vegetable curry in WT plus.
Are you sure this has always been the same? In 2015 I did most of my flying in WT+ to India and remember pretty much always having beef when I fly WT+, the sort of fillet style thing with a little pie tin thing full of gravy. I do have a vague recollection that butter chicken was sought after, but possibly not in WT+.

I can't really argue with inside information though so I'll willingly take your word for it, particularly as the lamb rump sounds great - maybe I'm mixing recollections here. If you're going to be wrong, it's best to be definitively and authoritatively wrong, so I'll settle for that. It may have been a kettle crisp induced hallucination.

I always tried to avoid Indian style food on the flight, as there's no real point when you're about to be there for real. It is one of the few places in the world where I'd be delighted to be a vegetarian, the taste and colour of even quite modest food is stunning.
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I cannot check back to 2015 but I can never remember serving beef on Indian flights.
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Your memory is playing tricks with you, there is no beef served on Indian flights.
Currently we are serving, Lamb rump, vegetable curry, chicken curry and salmon salad in CW, lamb rump and vegetable curry in WT plus.
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
I cannot check back to 2015 but I can never remember serving beef on Indian flights.
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Thats exactly why I said "holy cow!" Bisonrav :-) in earlier post. Indians do not eat beef ....

Whilst in India, the vegetarian options are so gorgeous :-)

Bisonrav ... when you are in USA and your TP runs in August ... enjoy all the steaks :-)
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Beef on Indian routes? LOL BA must be crazy!!
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Beef on Indian routes? LOL BA must be crazy!!
I would hate a probably incorrect recollection I'd made to be the cause of an international incident. So I revoke the recollection - I think far more reliable sources have debunked it.
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I would hate a probably incorrect recollection I'd made to be the cause of an international incident. So I revoke the recollection - I think far more reliable sources have debunked it.
Sorry I didnt mean to be rude or anything....I was just VERY surprised that BA or any other carrier flying on an Indian route would serve beef
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